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Urgent simple, how can I obtain java code from exe file

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hi

 how can I obtain java code from exe file,?

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by:objects
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doubt you can
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could you clarify it?
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Java code does not normally produce .exe file
Java compiles into class file which is interpreted by Java Virtual Machine on runtime.
If you have exe file good chnace it was not java in the first place
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by:loopfinity
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I have an executable version. However, i need the source code.
Are there any tool to get the source code from the .exe?
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by:objects
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the exe will not contain the source files
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by:mattconroy
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A hex editor could get some information; more than you have now.
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by:calboronster
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I am working on Java for about 8 years.
You cant convert exe back to anything useful. (unless you are a scientist :))

If you want some specific details (like strings in it), hex editor can possibly help.
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I see there is no way to try to get source code
thanks.
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